Category Archives: Ray Leonard

Mayweather Meets McGregor

After more than a half century of watching legendary champions fight each other, and reading about the fistic exploits of ancient titleholders, I, the average wimpy fan, am disturbed that Conor McGregor, a guy with no professional boxing experience, nary a fight, is going to potentially earn a hundred million to debut against one of […]

Also posted in Boxing, Conor McGregor, Donald Trump, Floyd Mayweather, George Foreman, Ireland, Joe Frazier, Las Vegas, Muhammad Ali, Ray Robinson

Puerto Rican Trilogy

This story is from the collection “Puerto Rican Trilogy”

Also posted in Boxing, Brain, Dementia Pugilistica, Edwin Rosario, Hector Camacho, Puerto Rico, Roberto Duran, Thomas Hearns, Wilfred Benitez

The Hector Camacho Experience

I’m only fifteen but in jail and then out I can’t slow down and don’t want to everything’s moving so fast I have to fight fuck dance and talk and I love speeding in stolen cars and taking other things and get more excited in the ring. I’m so much quicker than opponents I belt […]

Also posted in Boxing, Cocaine, Crime, Drugs, Hector Camacho, Julio Cesar Chavez, Murder, New York City, Oscar de la Hoya, Puerto Rico

Memories of Emanuel Steward

The email from a friend dropped in my box and simply said: “RIP Emanuel Steward.” I thought this is a mistake, it must be, Steward always looks handsome and healthy on TV, he’s a winner, he’ll live a long time, it must be another guy with the same name who, quickly and privately, withered at […]

Also posted in Boxing, Emanuel Steward, Lennox Lewis, Mixed Martial Arts, Muhammad Ali, Roberto Duran, Thomas Hearns, Wladimir Klitschko

Visiting Roberto Duran

This story is part of the collection “Death in the Ring”

Also posted in Boxing, Dementia Pugilistica, Don King, Marvin Hagler, Panama, Panama City, Roberto Duran, Thomas Hearns, Wilfred Benitez